2018 RENAULT TALISMAN SPORTER 1.6 DCI 160 EDC, the ROAD TEST
D-segment large family, the 2018 Renault Talisman Sporter offers an unexpected agility all-wheel steer system 4Control. The Intense Energy, listed at the price of 38,000 euros, is complete but the 4Control is optional.
Great, very spacious, very comfortable. The Renault Talisman Sporter belongs to the segment of the medium-sized station wagon, like the Audi A4 Avant, BMW 3 Series Touring, and the Mercedes C-class Wagon, but in size can count on a handful of centimeters more in both length and width.
The Talisman is 4.87 meters long Sporter against 4.73 of A4, the C class and 4.63 4.70 of more compact Series 3. It goes without saying that the boot of French, with its 572 liters (1,681 with the rear seat back down), is clearly the most capacious. Practical Easy Break to turn the tables on the rear bench seat, but the system of automatic opening of the trunk is optional.
The Interior offers a sea of space, and the rear vents are home to large level rear passengers. The meticulous finish and good soundproofing guarantee a comfortable and relaxing travel. Very pleasant massage function of the driver’s seat.
The range of the 2018 Renault Talisman Sporter 1.5 DCI 110 three diesel versions: HP, 1.6 DCI 130 HP and 160 HP 1.6 dCi with automatic EDC dual clutch, also available as an option on the other two less powerful versions.
2018 Renault Talisman Sporter Review
The engine of the Renault Talisman Sporter 1.6 DCI 160 EDC is only a “miles”, but don’t be fooled: with two turbines that it has, the performances are brilliant in spite of tonnage. But above all, the response to the gas pedal is always ready, in any regime, and the performances are worthy of a 2.0 turbodiesel.
In any case, the character of the Talisman Sporter varies by Multisense program, allowing you to choose between five driving modes: Eco, Comfort, Neutral, sports and Lost. The answer varies depending on the selected mode, the engine, suspension and all-wheel steer system 4Control.
And it is precisely the system 4Control makes all the difference when you are behind the wheel of the French station wagon. The size of the Renault Talisman Sporter 1.6 DCI 160 EOC, as we saw earlier, are important, but when you drive appears to be lighter and more compact than it really is. The four steering wheels guarantee incredible handling, maneuvering, changes in direction, in mountain switchbacks.
The program allows you to customize various settings Lost, so I was “tailor-made” the Talisman that I like most: the system 4Control Sports level, suspension item (always remain comfortable), the steering is light and the transmission in Neutral mode, so that both sweet and keep the engine at low levels to the benefit of consumption and comfort.
The EOC is not the double clutch performance on the market but does its job well and like all machines with this characteristic is a guarantee of high efficiency and low fuel consumption. On average I have walked 16 km/l, with a peak of 18 km/l on the State.
2018 Renault Talisman Sporter Price
List to 38,000 euros, the 2018 Renault Talisman Sporter 1.6 DCI 160 EDC offers good value for money. Lacks the system 4Control with suspension control (standard on Initiale Paris) offered to 1,750 euros within the Pack Renault 4Control Multi-Sense, which includes 18-inch alloy wheels. Indispensable (350 euros) optional tailgate opening automatically.
The Talisman Sporter Initiale Paris, albeit with a full array of options, with a price tag of 45,000 euros comes dangerously close to the same German premium segment.
His compatriot Peugeot 508 SW, very close in terms of size and comfort. But the Talisman Sporter is more technology, and with the system 4Control the off also in terms of handling and driving pleasure.
Two German alternatives similar in features and price, both with dual clutch automatic transmission: the Volkswagen Passat Variant 2.0 TDI 150 CV DSG 150 HP 2.0 TDCi Powershift and Ford Mondeo.
To those looking for a station wagon to move together, with a boot suitable for family holidays and for business needs. Now the family has become a niche alternative to the SUV, but the benefits are not lacking. Which ones? The upper and lower consumption driving pleasure.
-With 4 c Control, this large sedan is very agile
-The cabin and the boot is spacious, comfort is of a high standard
-Automatic response is not immediate
-Automatic opening of the tailgate is not standard